COVID-19: Gbajabiamila slams Minister of Health over hazard allowance for doctors

Speaker HoR – Femi Gbajabiamila

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has blasted Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, over his comment on if doctors and other health practitioners tackling COVID-19, are paid hazard allowance.

Ehanire, who met with the National Assembly leadership in Abuja on Thursday, claimed that what the doctors are doing is routine.

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Gbajabiamila had asked the Minister if the medical personnel handling Coronavirus cases were paid any hazard allowance.

Ehanire replied: “I am not aware of it,” adding that “it is the standard job they do every day; it is the standard job.”

Gbajabiamila angrily fired back, saying, “you dropped the ball”.

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Nigerian medical doctors earn a monthly hazard allowance of N5,000.

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